St Stephen, Martyr

1	Stoned Stephen: martyr for the cross, 
	a witness to the grace of Christ; 
	the love of God, the Spirit's power;
	at one in Christian sacrifice.
2	He spoke of love, and lived the life 
	of one who challenged human wrong, 
	and when he had to make a choice, 
	Christ's Spirit lived and he was strong.
3	Today we stand in line with him, 
	or do we falter, turn away?
	The challenge may not be as great, 
	but God, give strength we plead and pray. Amen.

Andrew Pratt (born 1948)
Words © 2011 © Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.
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Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt was born in Paignton, Devon, England in 1948.

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